We are Sportacus

All of our coaches hold enhanced DBS checks, regularly update their knowledge and responsibilities on safeguarding children and all of our staff and sessions are covered by our public liability insurance policy.
All of our football coaches are FA qualified to a minimum of level 1 and have current emergency first aid and FA safeguarding certificates.

Management Team

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Harry Harding

Director

I am the owner of Sportacus Ltd. Set up on March 19th 2012 after coming out the professional football system at Reading Football Club.

 

My main Passion is football & I play Semi-Professional football & am club Captain at Faversham Town F.C who play in the Bostik South East Division. I also have a keen interest in Health, Fitness & Nutrition

 

My Sporting Background & Qualifications include:

Level 2 Key Skills in Application of Numbers

Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (Football)

Level 3 BTEC in sports performance & excellence

FA Level 1 & 2 football coaching

Level 2 in Fitness instruction (QCF) (Gym)

Level 3 in Personal Training (QCF)

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Jack Harding

Director

I have grown up through sports thoughout my childhood, but being deaf myself I never really had anyone to look up to or guide me through my sporting career. A lot of it was by myself and feeling my way through finding out which sports I was good at. Football was my most decorated career, holding 23 caps for GB deaf and over 100 apps for Fulham deaf. I chose to become a coach for Sportacus because I wanted to become a role model for the deaf children as well as hearing we currently work with. Some one to support them, and include them in their sporting discoveries. Coming up to my 10th year working with Sportacus and the change is huge from when I first started to how it is now, I’m very proud to be a director for this amazing and rewarding company, and hope to expand this company even further and literally turn London Orange!

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Grant Taylor

Director

I've always enjoyed playing a variety of sports and represented my school & college in any sport that was available. As I got older I  started to work in the youth service in my borough and its here that my passion for working with children and young people began.

I have lots of experience working in grassroots football across the ages and really enjoy being on the grass coaching. I love building great relationships with the people I work with and try to create a fun and exciting environment in whatever setting I am working in. 

I am also first team coach at Faversham Town FC  who are in the Bostick SE division.

I have a level 1 & 2  in football coaching (& about to embark on the UEFA B course) 

NVQ Level 2 in Playwork

Ben

For those who don't know me, my name is Ben. I have been with sportacus for 6 years now and counting.....
The reason I got into coaching/teaching/ inspiring young minds was because of my passion for sport and seeing all the young Sportlets smiling and enjoying sport with me. I love teaching them new skills in every sport I teach as this makes my day to know I have done so.
I love helping the not so confident children get involved and enjoy the sport just as much as all the children who loves sport already.
My favourite motto to live by is: "If at first you dont succeed, try try and try again"

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Chola

My coaching journey started at 14 as a volunteer assistant coach at the gymnastics club where I trained, and I have now worked in the Physical Education and School Sports Sector for 7 years. I have taught a wide variety of children from different backgrounds, as well as; Early Years, SEN and Home-Schooled Students. I love that each day is never the same, every school and student bring new challenges and goals. It's so exciting being able to inspire their sporting and fitness journey and seeing my students progress!

I am a qualified PE Teacher (Level 3 Physical Education and School Sport) as well as Level 2 Fitness Instructor with specialisations in Children and Youth Fitness and additional qualifications in Autism and ADHD awareness.

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Claire

It is such a joy to be able to inspire all the children that come to my dance classes with Sportacus. As a professional ballet dancer I have performed for audiences of thousands across Europe in many high profile locations, but nothing compares to the smiles on the faces of my little dancers when they overcome a challenge, grow in confidence or simply learn a new step. Dance is a universal language and is key to nurturing and enriching children’s’ lives, and I love being able to help them to learn, grow and express themselves.

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George

From an early age I have been invested in sports, it allowed me growing up to develop in my confidence and become more comfortable around my peers. Once I left school, I knew coaching was exactly what I wanted to do in order to help motivate others the way sport helped motivate me. Through college and university, I discovered so much more to sport and a passion to help children over come their own battles and thrive in a safe and fun environment to help them enhance the hidden "Sportastar" inside.

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Ollie

My name is Ollie and I’m 18 years old, a semi - professional rugby player who had recently started at Sportacus as their first apprentice. I’m a very active, enthusiastic, energetic person who absolutely loves bringing amounts upon amounts of energy to whatever I’m taking part in. I’ll always have a smile on my face and will never shy away from any challenges presented

Joe

I am coach Joe, I have been a Sportacus coach for almost 4 years! I started coaching whilst playing football for Bromley FC where I earned my FA level 1 coaching badge. I love my job because I have a passion for sports, and enjoy teaching our Sportlet’s a variety of sports day in day out because everyone deserves a chance!

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John 

My background is in Athletics and Football. On of my favourite sporting memories was running the London Mini Marathon as a youth and representing my borough. I really enjoy running and my favourite distance is 5K. I've really enjoyed my time at Sportacus over these last 2 years and have really seen myself growing as a person in confidence and happiness in my job. The reason I love working for Sportacus is that every day is different, and I find myself being challenged everyday.

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Kerri

From the age of 8 to 20 I played professionally football for millwall lionesses, I also represented England in 5 a side football in Bosnia. Since the age of 17 I have been working with children from doing half term camps, breakfast clubs to even putting on sports days. Being a female coach makes me very proud as there are not that many female coach’s that can make a impact on the children so that’s why I decided to be a  sports coach to be a really good role model for the children. Sportacus has given me the support I needed to gain more experience and to progress with my coaching.

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Kris

I started playing football from 4 years old and have always been heavily involved in sports since. Football has taken me to unimaginable places, playing in different countries, playing live in front of millions on live TV, representing my country, plus many more experiences. I feel my enthusiastic and passionate approach to sports along with my background made it perfect for me to work alongside kids through coaching, teaching, and passing on my own experiences in sports. As someone who started off playing park football, I like to remind kids that your dreams are never too big or wild!

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Remel

Being a coach has been a good and positive change for me. Being able to understand things from many perspectives and applying those things to my own life has been eye opening for me. Nothing better than seeing the smiles on the children’s faces knowing you’ve done a good job

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Stacey

Im Stacey iand I am one of two performing arts teachers at Sportacus.

I have choreographed and performed in hundreds of shows all over the country, Regularly performed at Disneyland Paris and achieved champ level in disco and freestyle. I also regularly take our dance  students to perform in the west end at Her Majesty's theatre.

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Stacey​​

I’m a Sportacus coach because I love sports and I love coaching. Since I was very young, I was always good at different types of sports like football, rugby, athletics and badminton. Transferring my knowledge and skills in sports to young kids has always been a pleasure and I feel like my personality is the perfect match to be a good Sportacus coach. In the future, I would to achieve my gym instructing level 2, personal training 3 and FA level 2 coaching qualification

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Ben

For those who don't know me, my name is Ben. I have been with sportacus for 6 years now and counting.....
The reason I got into coaching/teaching/ inspiring young minds was because of my passion for sport and seeing all the young Sportlets smiling and enjoying sport with me. I love teaching them new skills in every sport I teach as this makes my day to know I have done so.
I love helping the not so confident children get involved and enjoy the sport just as much as all the children who loves sport already.
My favourite motto to live by is: "If at first you dont succeed, try try and try again"

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Chola

My coaching journey started at 14 as a volunteer assistant coach at the gymnastics club where I trained, and I have now worked in the Physical Education and School Sports Sector for 7 years. I have taught a wide variety of children from different backgrounds, as well as; Early Years, SEN and Home-Schooled Students. I love that each day is never the same, every school and student bring new challenges and goals. It's so exciting being able to inspire their sporting and fitness journey and seeing my students progress!

I am a qualified PE Teacher (Level 3 Physical Education and School Sport) as well as Level 2 Fitness Instructor with specialisations in Children and Youth Fitness and additional qualifications in Autism and ADHD awareness.

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Claire

It is such a joy to be able to inspire all the children that come to my dance classes with Sportacus. As a professional ballet dancer I have performed for audiences of thousands across Europe in many high profile locations, but nothing compares to the smiles on the faces of my little dancers when they overcome a challenge, grow in confidence or simply learn a new step. Dance is a universal language and is key to nurturing and enriching children’s’ lives, and I love being able to help them to learn, grow and express themselves.

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George

From an early age I have been invested in sports, it allowed me growing up to develop in my confidence and become more comfortable around my peers. Once I left school, I knew coaching was exactly what I wanted to do in order to help motivate others the way sport helped motivate me. Through college and university, I discovered so much more to sport and a passion to help children over come their own battles and thrive in a safe and fun environment to help them enhance the hidden "Sportastar" inside.

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Ollie

My name is Ollie and I’m 18 years old, a semi - professional rugby player who had recently started at Sportacus as their first apprentice. I’m a very active, enthusiastic, energetic person who absolutely loves bringing amounts upon amounts of energy to whatever I’m taking part in. I’ll always have a smile on my face and will never shy away from any challenges presented

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Joe

I am coach Joe, I have been a Sportacus coach for almost 4 years! I started coaching whilst playing football for Bromley FC where I earned my FA level 1 coaching badge. I love my job because I have a passion for sports, and enjoy teaching our Sportlet’s a variety of sports day in day out because everyone deserves a chance!

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John 

My background is in Athletics and Football. On of my favourite sporting memories was running the London Mini Marathon as a youth and representing my borough. I really enjoy running and my favourite distance is 5K. I've really enjoyed my time at Sportacus over these last 2 years and have really seen myself growing as a person in confidence and happiness in my job. The reason I love working for Sportacus is that every day is different, and I find myself being challenged everyday.

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Kerri

From the age of 8 to 20 I played professionally football for millwall lionesses, I also represented England in 5 a side football in Bosnia. Since the age of 17 I have been working with children from doing half term camps, breakfast clubs to even putting on sports days. Being a female coach makes me very proud as there are not that many female coach’s that can make a impact on the children so that’s why I decided to be a  sports coach to be a really good role model for the children. Sportacus has given me the support I needed to gain more experience and to progress with my coaching.

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Kris

I started playing football from 4 years old and have always been heavily involved in sports since. Football has taken me to unimaginable places, playing in different countries, playing live in front of millions on live TV, representing my country, plus many more experiences. I feel my enthusiastic and passionate approach to sports along with my background made it perfect for me to work alongside kids through coaching, teaching, and passing on my own experiences in sports. As someone who started off playing park football, I like to remind kids that your dreams are never too big or wild!

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Remel

Being a coach has been a good and positive change for me. Being able to understand things from many perspectives and applying those things to my own life has been eye opening for me. Nothing better than seeing the smiles on the children’s faces knowing you’ve done a good job

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Sophie

Everyone deserves a chance. This is the reason I coach, my goal is to show that with persistence and belief, anything is possible for anyone. I have always had a keen interest in sport as a whole and I have dedicated my sporting career to being a karate athlete competing nationally & also internationally having represented the country at both Junior/Senior level. I love sharing my passion towards sport and being surrounded by a group of individuals who also share that same passion!  My favourite thing about coaching is seeing the children learn a new skill and to then see the sense of achievement they feel, it makes my heart full.

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Stacey

Im Stacey iand I am one of two performing arts teachers at Sportacus.

I have choreographed and performed in hundreds of shows all over the country, Regularly performed at Disneyland Paris and achieved champ level in disco and freestyle. I also regularly take our dance  students to perform in the west end at Her Majesty's theatre.

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Timi

I’m a Sportacus coach because I love sports and I love coaching. Since I was very young, I was always good at different types of sports like football, rugby, athletics and badminton. Transferring my knowledge and skills in sports to young kids has always been a pleasure and I feel like my personality is the perfect match to be a good Sportacus coach. In the future, I would to achieve my gym instructing level 2, personal training 3 and FA level 2 coaching qualification

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Yanic

I have been working with kids for the past 3 years and have developed a real passion for coaching. I specialise in basketball and I’m extremely excited to bring this element to the company. As someone who has played sports and been active from a very young age, promoting health and fitness is something that I pride myself on.  Although our focus here is coaching, I do feel it’s important to be a mentor/role model to our younger generation.

During school holidays we are assisted by an enthusiastic and energetic team of young people that have a passion for sports and physical activity. Some of whom used to attend our clubs when they were younger. This legacy of young people remaining involved in sports and coaching is so important to us and is something we will continue to do, further developing children and young people and giving them additional life skills and experiences 

We are always on the lookout for talented and exciting coaches to join our ever expanding team. If you are interested in joining the most diverse coaching company around, fill out the form below and tell us more about yourself.

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